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Hazard Communication Standard
Protecting Those Who Protect Us - Disinfecting Face Masks in Healthcare
OSHAs Exposure Monitoring RequiremEthylene Oxide (EtO) Understandingents
Studies, References and Validations
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The Safe use of Peracetic Acid
ASP Comparison Study of Environmental Hydrogen Peroxide Levels
Paying Attention to PAA
Why Hydrogen Peroxide Should Be Monitored for Worker Safety in Aseptic Packaging

Hydrogen peroxide gas is a strong oxidizing agent and very effective biocide yet it is environmentally friendly since it rapidly breaks down to oxygen and water leaving no harmful residues. This high reactivity means that if hydrogen peroxide vapor is inhaled there is a significant risk of harm to those people exposed.

International and US Guides to Gas Detection
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Guide to Gas Detection in Healthcare US
Guide to Gas Detection in Healthcare UK
Guide to Gas Detection in Healthcare Canada
Product Education
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Data Acquisition System- Steri Trac
Manual for Steritrac Monitor
ST2,2+ Users Manual
Steri-Trac 2+ Quick Set-Up Guide
Product Information
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SafeCide Brochure
ChemDAQ Product Information

Information about ChemDAQ products

Product Brochure
Description and Specifications of PAA Sensor

The peracetic acid (PAA) monitor is part of the ChemDAQ Steri-Trac® continuous gas monitoring system. The Steri-Trac system is modular and can employ various types of gas monitors, remote displays that mirror the output of the monitor, a DAQ computer for data collection, time weighted average alarms, exposure reports and graphing among other features.

Associations, Agencies and Terminology
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Agencies and Associations

The Regulatory and Recommending Associations and Agencies in the Industry

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Why Monitor Hydrogen Peroxide

Hydrogen peroxide is widely used in healthcare, and food processing as an antimicrobial and sterilant chemical. Hydrogen peroxide is very effective since it is a strong oxidizing agent, it rapidly breaks down to oxygen and water so there are no harmful residues. If hydrogen peroxide vapor is inhaled or the liquid is ingested, there is a risk of harm to those people exposed.

Hydrogen Peroxide Vapor Exposure from Sterilizers

Assessing Hydrogen Vapor Exposure from Hospital Sterilization

PAA in Healthcare

Peracetic Acid in the healthcare industry.

Badges versus Continuous Monitoring

Continuous monitors are now available for over twenty compounds and growing, because of their vast improvement in safety and reliability and have almost entirely displaced badges, except for a few chemicals for which continuous monitors are yet not available. As a result, badges are almost never used in industries where a focus on safety is essential.

Chemical Risks and Hazards
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H2O2 Safety Information

Hydrogen Peroxide - Material Safety Data Sheet

Symptoms of Exposure to PAA Vapor

What concentration of peracetic acid (PAA) vapor will cause people to start to experience irritation and to complain? This report provides a summary of the available literature to answer this question.

H2O2 Sterilizer Leaks Risk Workers Health

Chemical sterilizers should not leak toxic vapors, but sometimes they do.

The Myths of Sterilant Gas Safety Exposed

Sterilization is of vital importance in healthcare and while steam and heat provide reliable service for the majority of medical supplies, chemical sterilants and especially gas sterilants are the main methods used for those medical devices and supplies which are heat- and moisture-sensitive.

Chemical Fact Sheets
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The Chemistry of Ethylene Oxide
Regulations and Guidelines
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Risk Assessment of Occupational Exposure from Peracetic Acid

Peracetic acid (PAA), also known as peroxyacetic acid is widely used in healthcare, food preparation and food and beverage packaging among other industries as a disinfectant
and liquid sterilant. PAA is a strong oxidant and primary irritant and as with all chemical sterilants, there is a risk of occupational exposure.

Hazard Communication

29 CFR 1910.1200 Hazard Communication Standard requires chemical manufacturers or importers to classify the hazards of chemicals which they produce or import and employers must provide information to their employees about the hazardous chemicals to which they are exposed, by means of a hazard communication program, labels and other forms of warning, safety data sheets, and information and training.

Understanding OSHA's Exposure Monitoring Requirements

OSHA's cooperative programs helps encourage, assist and recognize the efforts of partners to eliminate serious workplace hazards and achieve a high level of employee safety and health.

PAA Monitoring Protocal for Poultry Processing

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